LocationService / Client / create_route_calculator



Creates a route calculator resource in your Amazon Web Services account.

You can send requests to a route calculator resource to estimate travel time, distance, and get directions. A route calculator sources traffic and road network data from your chosen data provider.


If your application is tracking or routing assets you use in your business, such as delivery vehicles or employees, you must not use Esri as your geolocation provider. See section 82 of the Amazon Web Services service terms for more details.

See also: AWS API Documentation

Request Syntax

response = client.create_route_calculator(
        'string': 'string'
  • CalculatorName (string) –


    The name of the route calculator resource.


    • Can use alphanumeric characters (A–Z, a–z, 0–9) , hyphens (-), periods (.), and underscores (_).

    • Must be a unique Route calculator resource name.

    • No spaces allowed. For example, ExampleRouteCalculator.

  • DataSource (string) –


    Specifies the data provider of traffic and road network data.


    This field is case-sensitive. Enter the valid values as shown. For example, entering HERE returns an error.

    Valid values include:

    For additional information , see Data providers on the Amazon Location Service Developer Guide.

  • Description (string) – The optional description for the route calculator resource.

  • PricingPlan (string) – No longer used. If included, the only allowed value is RequestBasedUsage.

  • Tags (dict) –

    Applies one or more tags to the route calculator resource. A tag is a key-value pair helps manage, identify, search, and filter your resources by labelling them.

    • For example: { "tag1" : "value1", "tag2" : "value2"}

    Format: "key" : "value"


    • Maximum 50 tags per resource

    • Each resource tag must be unique with a maximum of one value.

    • Maximum key length: 128 Unicode characters in UTF-8

    • Maximum value length: 256 Unicode characters in UTF-8

    • Can use alphanumeric characters (A–Z, a–z, 0–9), and the following characters: + - = . _ : / @.

    • Cannot use “aws:” as a prefix for a key.

    • (string) –

      • (string) –

Return type:



Response Syntax

    'CalculatorArn': 'string',
    'CalculatorName': 'string',
    'CreateTime': datetime(2015, 1, 1)

Response Structure

  • (dict) –

    • CalculatorArn (string) –

      The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) for the route calculator resource. Use the ARN when you specify a resource across all Amazon Web Services.

      • Format example: arn:aws:geo:region:account-id:route-calculator/ExampleCalculator

    • CalculatorName (string) –

      The name of the route calculator resource.

      • For example, ExampleRouteCalculator.

    • CreateTime (datetime) –

      The timestamp when the route calculator resource was created in ISO 8601 format: YYYY-MM-DDThh:mm:ss.sssZ.

      • For example, 2020–07-2T12:15:20.000Z+01:00


  • LocationService.Client.exceptions.InternalServerException

  • LocationService.Client.exceptions.ConflictException

  • LocationService.Client.exceptions.AccessDeniedException

  • LocationService.Client.exceptions.ValidationException

  • LocationService.Client.exceptions.ServiceQuotaExceededException

  • LocationService.Client.exceptions.ThrottlingException